TICKET. DESIGN PROOF.

A large oval design with Italian motto.

Date: [ 1777 ]

Approx. 16 x 14cm on larger paper.

Note
Engraved after G.B. Cipriani, the name appearing twice, by F. Bartolozzi, 1777. In a frame a seated young shepherd addresses Pomona or Autumn with a winged cherub holding a mask above, with a motto urging industry and cultivation ‘Si giacerebbe inutile per terra, deserta senza frutto, e senza onore’.

£110

Offered by Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers